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    Let’s cancel the cancel culture

    Cancel culture destroys empathy and compassion for others. President Obama addressed this disturbing trend in 2019. Speaking last October at an event in Chicago,...

    Municipal Attorney: Anchorage mayor’s new order doesn’t apply to churches

    In imposing his latest COVID-19 mandate Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s emergency order made no mention of religious entities. According to July 24 email Municipal Attorney...

    What controversy? Alaska theater to show ‘Gone with the Wind’

    HBO Max may have capitulated to demands that it remove “Gone with the Wind” from the streaming service, but the show will go on...

    Mayor’s latest emergency order again treats Anchorage churches as non-essential

    Update from editor: While the actual text of Mayor Berkowitz's latest emergency order makes no mention of churches or religious exemptions, his legal department...

    Pro-life Alaskans invited to run in ‘Virtual 5K for Life’

    The event may be virtual, but the running is for real. FYNDout Free Pregnancy Center, a pro-life outreach in Fairbanks, is holding a virtual run...

    Alaska Black Caucus to hold ‘March on Alaska’ next month

    Alaska Black Caucus is organizing a “March on Alaska” to coincide with the 57th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, where Rev. Martin...

    Alaska Attorney General pushes for graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson joined a coalition of 25 attorneys general from across the country in a brief supporting federal regulations mandating graphic...

    Finding offense with the perpetually offended

    There is an apt phrase seen on bumper-stickers: “Tolerance has become Intolerable.” The culture of victimization has T-boned its way into our lives. There are...

    Alaska law enforcement steps up to support Special Olympics athletes

    Many of Alaska’s men and women in uniform are set to participate in the 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run & Pledge Drive to help...

    Testimony spills into day 3 on plan to put homeless shelters in Anchorage neighborhoods

    Over the past two days, Anchorage residents have packed the Anchorage Assembly Chambers to protest a plan by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to set up...

    While Alaska COVID infections rise, other metrics look good

    With alarming headlines about the growing danger of COVID-19, the Alaska Watchman would like to provide the following stats to help keep things in...

    Sitka to remove historic monument of Russian leader in Alaska

    The Sitka Assembly voted 6-1 on July 14 to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov from the front of the city’s Harrigan Centennial Hall. The...

    Alaska Pioneer Homes to allow limited family visits for struggling seniors

    Elderly Alaskans living in Alaska Pioneer Homes have been deprived of seeing family and friends since March due to COVID-19 concerns. This is changing...

    Assembly asks Anchorage mayor to include public in deciding Capt. Cook statue’s fate

    In determining the fate of the historical monument to Captain James Cook, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has been asked to include a much broader...

    Assembly approves Anchorage mayor’s request to reward Catholic shelter for gender identity policy

    The Brother Francis Shelter (BFS), which is run by Catholic Social Services (CSS) in Anchorage, received a $200,000 bump from the municipality because of...

    Home of Alaska’s flag is history: Seward to demolish historic site

    A nationally recognized historic structure – the Jesse Lee Home in Seward – will be demolished after the Seward City Council voted 5-1 to...

    Berkowitz wants a social justice warrior to enforce ‘equity agenda’ on Anchorage

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wants the Anchorage Assembly to approve a $180,000-a-year Chief Equity Officer to monitor, track and enforce his so-called “equity agenda” on...

    Resolution asks Anchorage mayor to engage public on fate of Capt. Cook monument

    The fate of the historic Captain James Cook monument in downtown Anchorage will be debated at Tuesday night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting. Assemblyman John Weddleton wants...

    Will tonight spell the end of the Alaska State Flag’s historic home?

    Most every year July 9th is a cause for celebration in Anchorage. Large crowds gather at Alaska Family & Child, the oldest non-profit in...

    Mob rule in America – 1838 and 2020

    “Their’s was the task … to uprear … a political edifice of liberty and equal rights; ‘tis ours … to transmit these …...

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